This year's Venice Carnival kicked off in typically extravagant style over the weekend, as thousands of visitors to the lagoon city joined locals in the annual festival. Here are some of the most magical photos from the opening regatta and 'Tutta colpa della Luna' or 'Blame the Moon' event. Lavish costumes against the backdrop of the Venice canals...

Are you sure you know everything about Carnival in Italy? We will help you with an excursus that goes from the origins, through the typical masks and sweets of the Italian carnival tradition, up to the indication of the most beautiful carnivals in Italy. The origins of Carnival in Italy and beyond are closely linked to religious culture, as they ar...

The Italian Community of St Louis' is proud to announce its second annual CARNEVALE VENEZIANO. Together with the St Louis - Bologna Sister Cities Organization, our clubs Italiano Per Piacere and Giovani Italiani Saint Louis, as well as support from the Vice-Consolate of Italy in St Louis, the World Trade Center - St Louis, the World Affairs Council...

Everyone knows that Venice has a famously enchanting Carnevale season. All masks and pageantry and secrets- so befitting of the misty canals and darkened back alleys that dominate this unlikely island city. Notably though, Venice is not the only Italian city that boasts uniquely traditional pre-Lenten festivities to usher in the 40 days of fasting...

Dear ICS Friends, wWe are pleased to invite you to Festa di Carnevale 2019, organized in collaboration with Le D.I.V.E. and Italians in DC. The band i-Talians will perform a fun concert, while the kids will be entertained with arts and crafts. Our little students will join the band for a special Italian song and a presentation in Italian on traditi...

It’s coming up to Carnival time and bakeries in Italy have trays of ‘chiacchiere’ in their windows. Think a pastry that is thin, crispy, fried and covered in icing sugar….  I knew that would get your attention! We would have these when I was growing up in Australia only when my Calabrese Nonna Concetta would make them.  I’ve always called them ‘Cro...

A giant, godlike President Trump float made its debut on the first day of one of Italy’s most famous carnival events this weekend. The Carnevale Di Viargeggio festival in Viareggio, Italy, is attended by about 600,000 people and is famed for its papier-mâché sculptures. The largest of which can be as heavy as 40 tons and often carry a political mes...

Carnevale, the traditional Italian winter festival, is returning to Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante at Disney Springs on Feb. 22 – and this time, it promises to be “bigger and better than ever.”  Carnevale, commonly known as Mardi Gras outside of Italy, is a spectacular event complete with costumes, culinary delights, and plenty of celebration. This yea...

In recent years we are seeing in Italy a continuous intensification of "ethnic tourism", folk festivals and historical re-enactments, religious rituals, patronal festivals, ethno-gastronomic events and carnivals have taken on great interest in the public, so as to spread the phenomenon of direct observation of travelers outside the manifestations o...

Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 11:30 PM (CST). Mad Art Gallery, 2727 South 12th Street, St. Louis, MO 63118. You are cordially invited to the Italian Community of St Louis' second annual CARNEVALE VENEZIANO. Together with the St Louis - Bologna Sister Cities Organization, our clubs Italiano Per Piacere and Giovani Italiani Saint Louis,...